This unit of competency has been developed for post-trade training of advanced engineering tradespeople and the recognition of post-trade skills in applying welding principles to meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for welding procedures generally associated with the application of one of the units satisfying AS 1796-2001 (R2016) Certification of welders and welding supervisors, Certificates 1-9.

This unit covers the underpinning knowledge required to satisfy AS 1796-2001 (R2016) Certification of welders and welding supervisors and includes knowledge of welding terms, codes and symbols, the effects of heat treatment on metal as it relates to welding, and the logical sequence for a welding process required to be conducted to AS 1796-2001 (R2016) Certification of welders and welding supervisors. It covers welding, planning and set up principles for a range of materials and processes.

This unit must be assessed in combination with one of the units satisfying the AS 1796-2001 (R2016) Certification of welders and welding supervisors, Certificates 1-9. These units include:
  • MEM05042 Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process;
  • MEM05043 Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process;
  • MEM05044 Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process;
  • MEM05045 Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process;
  • MEM05046 Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process, and;
  • MEM05058 Perform welds to code standards using oxy fuel gas welding process.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM05026

Prerequisites

MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling

MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024 - Perform computations

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM14006 - Plan work activities

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices; - interpreting and applying statutory and safety requirements, including welding terms, codes and symbols as required by AS 1796-2001 (R2016) Certification of welders and welding supervisors, and welding codes for welding processes; - applying appropriate pre- and post-heat treatment processes for a range of welded materials, and; - setting up weld sequence and preparing materials in a logical manner for welding job.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe welding practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - welding terminology, including codes and symbols; - heat treatment processes and the effect of heat treatment on metal; - logical sequence for welding processes, and; - tools, equipment and techniques used in welding.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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